2018: A Year in Review

In which we look back on all the strange, infuriating and preposterous things that went down in 2018 and say, “Sayonara!”

Op-Ed: Google Bought Land in Downtown San Jose—Now What?

San Jose has arrived at a fork in the road: we can either tax tech to build homes and transit, or we can recommit to a broken status quo.

San Jose Unveils Land-Purchase Agreement for Google’s Planned Transit Village in Downtown

San Jose reached a milestone in its land negotiations with Google, releasing a purchase agreement that comes up for a vote next month.

How Smart is San Jose? Silicon Valley’s Biggest City Tries to Catch Up with the Digital Future

As local governments chase universal connectivity, San Jose considers how to digitize a city already grappling with user error.

Op-Ed: Google-Diridon Proposal Turns Blind Eye to Displacement

Unless changed, the proposed Google Diridon development will aggravate our housing crisis in San Jose, not improve it.

Op-Ed: Only Young People, Not Google, Can Make Downtown San Jose a Vibrant Destination

The Google development will lead to a more vibrant San Jose. But we don’t have to wait seven years to shed the bedroom community moniker.

Op-Ed: Why We Disrupted the Diridon Station Advisory Meeting

A group of residents concerned about displacement and gentrification have formed a coalition to disrupt the Google-San Jose negotiations.